“But actually, I raised, as you know, $6 million for the vets by not doing the debate,” Trump said, referring to his alternate fund-raiser for military veterans timed against the Fox News candidates’ debate.
TheWrap – Feb 3, 2016
“The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs is absolutely unacceptable,” Trump said at a rally in front of the retired battleship USS Wisconsin.
PolitiFact.com – Nov 9, 2015
Trump wrote: “Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.”
PolitiFact.com – Jul 21, 2015
In a USA Today op-ed published Sunday evening, Trump said his “record of veteran support is well-documented. I served as co-chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission and was responsible, with a small group, for getting it built.”
ABC News – Jul 20, 2015
“They did a poll recently and I’m very popular with the vets because they know I’ll fix the veterans administration,” Trump said.
TheBlaze – Aug 29, 2015
“The power to choose will stop the wait time backlogs and force the VA to improve and compete if the department wants to keep receiving veterans’ healthcare dollars,” Trump stated in his plan.
ABC News – Oct 31, 2015
“Veterans Administration is slow…I’ll tear it down and build it from scratch.”
Random Lengths – Sep 17, 2015
“During my entire business career, I have always made supporting Veterans a top priority because our heroes deserve the very best for defending our freedom,” Trump said in a statement on Sunday, pointing to his work on a veterans memorial and as grand marshal of the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade.
WGBH NEWS – Jul 21, 2015